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1. near

adjective. ['ˈnɪr'] not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances.

Synonyms

  • hot
  • warm
  • distance
  • close
  • nigh
  • nearby

Antonyms

  • avoid
  • refrain
  • diverge
  • dissimilarity

Etymology

  • nere (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Near

  • conventioneer
  • bioengineer
  • reengineer
  • pamphleteer
  • electioneer
  • charpentier
  • volunteer
  • rensselaer
  • profiteer
  • mutineer
  • marketeer
  • lagardere
  • insincere
  • imagineer
  • gondolier
  • financiere
  • financier
  • crochetiere
  • commandeer
  • chandelier
  • brigadier
  • brigadeer
  • bombardier
  • belvedere
  • bandolier
  • wagoneer
  • summiteer
  • st_cyr
  • souvenir
  • racketeer

How do you pronounce near?

Pronounce near as nɪr.

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Sentences with near


1. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
It includes the lyrics, "May you find Jesus near every day of the year."

Quotes about near


1. Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
- Confucius

2. It doesn't give me any satisfaction to think that my concerns will be validated by my grandchildren's generation. I would love to be wrong in everything. My grandchildren are my stake in the near future, and it's my great hope that they might one day say, 'Grandpa was part of a great movement that helped to turn things around.'
- David Suzuki

3. Because after my first year I had a lot of success, took everybody by storm, came back the next year thought it was easy and didn't have near the season I had the previous year. It was kind of a wake-up call. And so, life goes on.
- Brett Favre

2. near-blind

adjective. having greatly reduced vision.

Synonyms

  • visually impaired
  • blind
  • visually challenged
  • purblind
  • dim-sighted
  • unsighted

Antonyms

  • perceptive
  • rational
  • brighten
  • discerning

3. near

adverb. ['ˈnɪr'] near in time or place or relationship.

Synonyms

  • nigh

Antonyms

  • begin
  • communicative

Etymology

  • nere (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. near

verb. ['ˈnɪr'] move towards.

Synonyms

  • move on
  • pass on
  • come up
  • draw near
  • come near
  • push
  • draw close
  • go on
  • edge up
  • march on
  • close
  • come on
  • come
  • progress
  • go up
  • bear down upon
  • crowd
  • edge in
  • drive up
  • bear down on
  • advance

Antonyms

  • go
  • start
  • ventilated
  • loose

Etymology

  • nere (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. near

adverb. ['ˈnɪr'] (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.

Synonyms

  • most
  • almost
  • about
  • nearly
  • well-nigh
  • nigh

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • open
  • middle
  • beginning

Etymology

  • nere (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. near

adjective. ['ˈnɪr'] very close in resemblance.

Synonyms

  • approximate

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • disinherit

Etymology

  • nere (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. near

adjective. ['ˈnɪr'] being on the left side.

Synonyms

  • left

Antonyms

  • retreat
  • dematerialize

Etymology

  • nere (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. near

adjective. ['ˈnɪr'] with or in a close or intimate relationship.

Synonyms

  • dear
  • good

Antonyms

  • fall
  • descend
  • spread

Etymology

  • nere (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. near

adjective. ['ˈnɪr'] giving or spending with reluctance.

Synonyms

  • skinny
  • stingy
  • penny-pinching
  • cheeseparing
  • close

Antonyms

  • set
  • go off
  • stop
  • pull

Etymology

  • nere (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. near

adjective. ['ˈnɪr'] closely resembling the genuine article.

Synonyms

  • artificial

Antonyms

  • attract
  • criticize

Etymology

  • nere (Middle English (1100-1500))
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